Wright Trail

HARD 21 reviews

Wright Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Newry, Maine that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and fishing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,762 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

21 days ago

This is the Wright Trail not the GooseEye trail. Extremely strenuous but great views on top. Don’t try to follow the red line on the AllTrails app - it’s mis-marked. You’ll go up Wight Trail all the way.

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3 months ago

A truly beautiful hike! I would definitely recommend this one. You spend a good amount of time in the woods before your ascent. Once you are out of the trees, the view is breathtaking.

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3 months ago

Did the top by another trail. Nice hike and great view on top!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I started out parking just beyond the Wright trail head. It took me an hour and a half of hiking through thick forest before I reached a clearing almost to the top. The terrain is rough, a lot of roots, rocks and wet land. Once the treeline opens up you instantly see amazing views. Though this hike was very strenuous I highly recommend it. The brook along the way is a nice spot to rest. At the end of my hike, once back to the trailhead I went down to the brook to do some exploring. That was unique, a good stretch of it was all ledge, you could walk on either side very easily by hoping along the ledge. Small waterfalls along the way.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

One of my all-time favorite mountains. Truly breathtaking. I recommend backpacking if you are able. Note: this trail is actually called the Wright Trail. The Goose Eye Trail climbs the opposite side of the mountain.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

I like a hike that makes me work a little, this one is great , just about the time your getting frustrated with climbing through forest, the tree line opens up at about 3.3m and the last mile and a half to the west summit is wandering through sheep laurel and scrub brush, view from the top makes it all worth it, see 100 peaks in all directions, make a quick side trip down the ladder along the AT towards Mt. Carlo to the lawn for a nice break...

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Really, really nice and tough hike towards the end. You spend about half of the hike following a fast stream with plenty of opportunities for a quick swim. Once you part from the stream things get tougher and much more steep. Lots of diverse terrain on this hike. Really rewarding finish at the top of Goose Eye. 6 hours for me for the entire hike including lunch and a couple of breaks.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Get into the woods, enjoy the path along the streams, cross the confluence, and then start climbing up. The first view near the tree line is great and it only gets better once you're on top. Keep going to connect with the AT and pick a peak to stand on top and enjoy.

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